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A Festival of Christmas Music for Guitars on Next Fretworks

Large guitar with Christmas decorations
Guitars for Christmas? We certainly hope so. Listen to Fretworks Saturday at 7pm on Classical 101.
December 19, 2014

This week’s Fretworks features music for the holiday in various arrangements from solo guitar to four guitars with orchestra. The holiday program will air on Saturday evening at 7 and be repeated Wednesday at 7 on Christmas Eve.

Bartok, Vivaldi, and Hovhaness on Fretworks

Brandon Yip with guitar
Music by Brandon Yip with the San Francisco Guitar Quartet Saturday on Fretworks.
December 12, 2014

This week on Fretworks, I’ll have a couple of somewhat unusual selections as well as more expected fare.

Bach on Mandolin and Villa-Lobos Guitar Concerto on Fretworks

Chris Thile holding a mandolin.
Chris Thile
December 4, 2014

On the next Fretworks, we’ll hear Bach played on the mandolin by Chris Thile, music from the first ever guitar concerto recording from the New York Philharmonic with Sharon Isbin, and music of the holidays from guitarists Giovanni De Chiaro and John Stover.

Los Angeles Guitar Quartet on Next Fretworks

Los Angeles Guitar Quartet in performance
Los Angeles Guitar Quartet in performance.
November 20, 2014

This week on Fretworks, we’ll hear the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet in their arrangement of music from the Renaissance by Giovanni Gabrielli.

Alan Hovhaness, Mozart, and Mandolin Concerto on Fretworks

Alan Hovhaness
Alan Hovhaness, circa 1970
November 13, 2014

This week on Fretworks, I have some music out of the ordinary guitar repertoire. We’ll hear part of a big guitar concerto by Alan Hovhaness, a piano sonata by Mozart arranged for flute and guitar, and a mandolin concerto from the 18th century. Listen on Classical 101, Saturday evening at 7 and Wednesday evening at 7 pm.

Sharon Isbin Featured on Next Fretworks

Sharon Isbin with a guitar
Sharon Isbin
November 6, 2014

One of the world’s premier classical guitarists, Sharon Isbin will be featured on the next Fretworks, airing Saturday evening at 7 and Wednesday evening at 7 on Classical 101.

New Recording of Rodrigo’s Fantasy for Andres Segovia on Fretworks

1, 2014

Not long ago, Milos Karadaglic’s new recording of the Concierto de Aranjuez was featured on Fretworks. For the next program, airing Saturday evening at 7 and Wednesday at 7 pm on Classical 101, I’ll have the second most popular work by Joaquin Rodrigo from that same release with the exciting young guitarist from Montenegro.

A Mandolin Concerto and Iberia Suite on Fretworks

23, 2014

Fretworks usually features the classical guitar, and there is plenty of that on the next program, but this week, I’ll also have a mandolin concerto from the end of the 18th century by Johann Nepomuk Hummel. Hummel was a student of Mozart for two years as a youngster and later a friend of Beethoven Vienna.

Concierto Madrigal for Two Guitars by Rodrigo on Fretworks

17, 2014

Our next Fretworks program on Classical 101 will feature the Concierto Madrigal by Spanish composer Joaquin Rodrigo. It’s a concerto for two guitars, not quite as well-known as the more famous Concierto de Aranjuez. The Concierto Madrigal was written in the form of a suite and is based on the Renaissance madrigal “Felices ojos mios” (Happy Eyes of Mine).

One Good Turn Deserves Another for Guitarist Milos Karadaglic

Milos Karadaglic
Milos Karadaglic
October 13, 2014

Milos Karadaglic,one of the stars of the classical guitar world, is already helping other talented younger performers find their way.